Risk of Contracting Heart Disease for Smokers
If you are a smoker, you may wonder what your risk is for developing heart disease.
Research has shown a person’s increased risk of contracting is directly proportional to the length of time that a person continues to smoke as well as the amount smoked.
So if you smoke one or two cigarettes a day, you are at risk. If you smoke a pack or two a day, your risk greatly increases.
However, if someone stops smoking, then these chances gradually decrease over time because the body has the ability to slowly repair the damage caused from smoking.
A year after quitting, the risk of contracting heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker. Other symptoms from smoking can also gradually heal.
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~American Heart Association
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